Monthly Archives: April 2011

How to play Gilli Danda

Gilli Danda is very similar to cricket. It is the poor man’s way of playing cricket. Just like marbles (goli or kancha) is the poor man’s way of playing golf. Well, coming back- since, kids of the next generation won’t understand anything but logic (I am assuming they will be no less than programmed robots), here’s a futuristic algorithm on how to play Gilli Danda- Continue reading

Gilli Danda and the Internet generation

It is an interesting phenomena how Internet has revolutionized our lives. Internet has done what printing press had done in the medieval age. It has given us knowledge without responsibilities. Invention of printing press had led to the age of discovery, inventions, revolutions which eventually led to renaissance and boredom. Internet has dawned another age of renaissance. People question more than ever before, however irrelevant they may be. Continue reading

Meghalaya on the rise

I am glad to see Meghalaya in news for all the right reasons. This is an encouraging news that Meghalaya is spending money on development which will surely benefit the people there. Recently, Shillong also hosted National RTI convention which attracted many eminent activists from all over India. They surely were mesmerised by the beauty of the Scotland of the east. Continue reading

Census data and North East

North East has shown some unique trends in the recent census data. Nagaland is the only state in India which has shown negative growth in population in India while Mizoram has been placed at second position in terms of literacy rate. Arunachal Pradesh retains the state with lowest density in population with 17 persons per square kilometre. Continue reading

Census and sensibilities

India’s population census, 2011 has been released. India’s population has grown to 1.21 billion, second to only China. And despite a decade of slower population growth- it was 17.6 percent from 2001-2011, down from 21.5 percent in the 10 years before that- India still gained 181 million new people over that period, roughly the entire population of Pakistan. Well, hopefully by 2021, we’ll have better control on our population. Continue reading